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Jojo Moyes

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Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

The film adaptation of Me Before You starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was released in June 2016 and was a huge box-office success. The screenplay was written by Jojo.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Historical
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (2004) : Foreign Fruit
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : Silver Bay
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel winner (2011) : The Last Letter from Your Lover

Jojo Moyes recommends
Before I Met You (2012)
Lisa Jewell
"Beautiful, moving and unputdownable."
All She Wants (2012)
Jonathan Harvey
"Utterly original."
The Disappearance of Emily Marr (2013)
Louise Candlish
"It reminded me of Joanna Trollope at her best."
The Bee Keeper's Daughter (2014)
Santa Montefiore
"Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart."
The Way You Look Tonight (2014)
Richard Madeley
"Original, unexpected and gripping."
Their Finest (2017)
Lissa Evans
"Evans is a wonderful writer."
A Year at Hotel Gondola (2018)
Nicky Pellegrino
"A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry."
Never Greener (2018)
Ruth Jones
"Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable."
Where The Light Gets In (2018)
Lucy Dillon
"Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better."
Love and Ruin (2018)
Paula McLain
"McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life."
At the Wedding (2018)
Matt Dunn
"Matt Dunn is officially funny."
Queenie (2019)
Candice Carty-Williams
"Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking."
The Truants (2019)
Kate Weinberg
"A remarkably assured debut, deftly plotted and with vivid, compelling characters that leap off the page."

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